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Anchorperson Mureed Abbas shot dead in Karachi, alleged killer committed suicide

Famed anchorperson of Bol News Mureed Abbas shot dead in Karachi by unidentified gunmen, police confirmed on Tuesday.

According to police, unidentified gunmen fired on his car at Khayaban- e-Bukhari area. Mureed Abbas received bullets injuries on his chest and abdomen and died on his way to the hospital.

The police sources said that the murder could be a result of personal enmity. However, investigation would require to be done to ascertain the cause.

Meanwhile, IG Sindh has taken notice of the firing incident and sought a detailed inquiry reports from DIG South Karachi.

Mureed Abbas was working as a content manager and anchorperson at Bol TV. He had also worked for Samaa TV previously.

SSP South Shiraz Nazir said that the alleged killer Atif Zaman, later, shot himself dead at his flat after gunning down Abbas.

The police official said the duo was engaged in a quarrel over business . The deceased’s wife Zara said that Abbas invested Rs0.5 million in Zaman’s tyre business and was lately asking him to return the money.

“Zaman called Abbas ensuring him that he will return the money at a café in defence area. As Abbas reached the café to take his money back, he was shot dead by Zaman”, said SSP.

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